Nolberto Solano’s Hartlepool United future hangs in the balance after reserve team no-show

Nolberto Solano did not turn up for the reserve team game against Hull City.
Nolberto Solano did not turn up for the reserve team game against Hull City.
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NOBBY Solano’s future at Hartlepool United was today in further doubt after he failed to show for a reserve-team fixture, writes CRAIG HOPE.

SportMail reported last month that the Peruvian was set to walk out on the club and call time on his professional playing career having found himself frozen out of the first-team picture under Neale Cooper.

Solano subsequently spent a period away from Pools before returning to the Durham training base, but there has been no official word from the club on his situation.

The latest twist comes as the 37-year-old was named in Micky Barron’s second-string for last night’s trip to Hull City, but he failed to show at the rendezvous point for the coach journey to Humberside.

And Barron told the club’s official website last night: “Nobby was selected in the team but did not turn up at the pick-up point.

“We’re concerned about that obviously because he was back in the line-up tonight after suffering from illness and injury in recent weeks so efforts have been made to contact him.”

We understand that Solano had been making plans for a day off before the reserve-team squad was announced.

However, his current situation remains unclear and manager Cooper should give an update to supporters when he meets with the media for today’s pre-match press conference ahead of Saturday’s visit of MK Dons.